The concert has been set on the steps of the historic Lincoln Memorial.
Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums would perform at US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at Washington’s National Mall on January 19.
The ‘Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration’ will go down the day before the inauguration proper and the stage for the concert has been set on the steps of the historic Lincoln Memorial.
Ravi, the music director and drummer on the 2009 NBC TV series Howie Do it, is the first Indian American music director of an American TV series and he is also credited with inventing the process of live drum playing while re-mixing.
The New York born private party DJ had performed at the 2009 Oscars where two nominated songs had come from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. He also performed with Paula Abdul, Ricky Martin, Will Smith and The Black Eyed Peas and in events including HBO Emmy after party, Fashion Week in New York City and Los Angeles, and a Michael Jordan party.
According to the Presidential Inauguration Committee, the Republican Hindu Coalition is also slated to perform at the event under the ‘Voice of the People’ section which will feature groups selected from the hundreds of applications the committee received.
Prominent among those scheduled to perform are Toby Keith, Jon Voight, Jennifer Holliday, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, 3 Doors Down and The Frontmen of Country (featuring Tim Rushlow, former lead singer of ‘Little Texas’, Larry Stewart of ‘Restless Heart’ and Richie McDonald of ‘Lonestar’).
“President-elect Trump has made it clear that this inaugural is of, by and for the American people. The 58th Inaugural will celebrate the American history and heritage, while setting the course to a brighter and bolder future for all Americans,” PTI quoted committee Chairman Tom Barrack.
“Above all, it will serve as a tribute to one of our greatest attributes, the peaceful transition of partisan power. As Abraham Lincoln has said, ‘when an election is over, it is altogether fitting a free people that until the next election, they should be one people,’ we will be one people working together, leading together and making America great again, together,” he added.